Detective Kara Quinn, on leave from the LAPD, is on an early morning jog when she comes upon the body of a young nurse. The manner of death shows a pattern of highly controlled rage. Meanwhile, in DC, FBI special agent Mathias Costa is staffing his newly minted Mobile Response Team. Word reaches Matt that the Liberty Lake murder fits the profile of the compulsive Triple Killer.
At times, the book gets repetitive as each agency is updated with the facts of the case, but the urgency of the story keeps the momentum going ... Brennan is well known for her psychological thrillers and this is another great addition that will be enjoyed by mystery and psychological thriller readers.
What should be on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense turns into a slog marred by pedestrian prose, a convoluted plot slowed down by a focus on dull bureaucratic infighting, and flat character development. The sole exception is the vividly drawn Kara. Smart, angry, defensive, complicated, she fascinates both the reader and Matt ... Inside this bloated novel is a lean thriller starring a strong and damaged protagonist who's as compelling as Lisbeth Salander.